Saturday, May 5, 4:30pm.
In celebration of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council will host a free screening of Matilda. There will be free popcorn, treats and door prizes! All tweens and families are invited to this free event! Continue reading
Learning Rhythm & Song w/ Abby Lappen
The library and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood’s High Five! at the library Saturday, April 14, 11am – 1pm features musician Abby Lappen. Abby led a session with families during our fall High Five! Series and the families asked for her return for more! This program is a time of song, exercise and community. Abby involves adults and children in play, rhythm and discovery. Program facilitator Kathy Mabb will discuss how song and music develops reading skills. Lunch for all participants will be mac ‘n cheese and salad.
Participants will receive free books and prizes! Transportation to the library is available upon request. To register for High Five!, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library. Participants can also register on April 14 at the library, before the program begins. This program is free and open to all families with children five and under (older siblings are also welcome to attend), and is wheelchair accessible.
The library and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce High Five!, our fifth 5-week early literacy family program. This program will meet at the library Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 2018. Our spring session includes “Using Mealtime, Using Music & Song, and Using Nature to Develop Pre-Reading Skills” as well as “How Farmers’ Market Trips Develop Vocabulary”, and a trip to the Hudson Children’s Book Festival. Guest readers/instructors include chef Nicole LoBue, musician Abby Lappen, and Heidi Bock of the Columbia Land Conservancy. Families will also have the opportunity to explore the hundreds of high-quality children’s books available for check-out at the library. There will be special events during and following sessions. Continue reading
The library is proud to host a free children’s concert of Krik Krak: Animal Tales from the Philippines, Haiti and ‘Round Here. This program of songs and storytelling for children of all ages will be Saturday, April 14 at 2:30pm and will be presented by the innovative Duo 1717. Comprised of Indian-Filipino-American pianist Veena K. Kulkarni-Rankin and Haitian baritone Jean Bernard Cerin, Duo 1717 synthesizes a broad cultural heritage with western classical training, telling stories and performing music from around the globe. This program features art and folk music about animals from the United States, the Philippines, and Haiti alongside two original musical adaptations of the Haitian and Filipino folktales “Tezen” and “Allah’s Favorite Butterfly.” Continue reading
The library, in collaboration with the Greenport Garden Club, is pleased to present a youth workshop, Planting, Growing & Composting for Young Gardeners on Sunday, April 8, 2-3pm. There will be hands-on activities in which young people ages 6 – 10 years old will plant seeds and cuttings, and exploring the importance of composting.
Registration is limited to 15. Please register in advance by emailing email@example.com, calling 518.828.1792 x101, or visiting the main desk in the library. This program is free and all materials will be provided to participants.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.
Nicole LoBue teaching a teen & senior cooking library program.
The library and The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood’s High Five! program Saturday, April 7, 11am–1pm will feature Chef Nicole LoBue and our facilitator Kathy Mabb. Nicole and Kathy will read to the children and their families during Story Hour, there will be a parent discussion on using mealtime to develop children’s reading skills, and then parents and children will make a salad together under Chef LoBue’s direction. Continue reading
In collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center we are excited to co-present a cookie workshop for children and their grandparents Wednesday, March 28 from 3:30 -4:30pm.
Kathy Parchuck, children’s library assistant teams up with culinary artist Theresa Corrigan, proud grandmother of eight and former student of the Culinary Institute of America. Theresa will share her icing techniques and whimsical style to help you and the little ones turn sugar cookies into edible works of art. While this program focuses on grandparents and grandchildren, families in general are warmly invited. Continue reading